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The 25 best live music acts of 2016

Best live music acts of 2016

The 2016 BAMS List: Showbams covered many excellent bands, musicians and DJs throughout 2016 — the following 25 acts are our favorite live performers of the year.

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Outside Lands 2016: Top sets, awards & what we overheard at Golden Gate Park

Outside Lands 2016

FESTIVAL REVIEW: As Outside Lands continues to set the bar high thanks to its innovative features, top-notch billing and overall experience, here are our favorite moments from 2016.

Outside Lands 2016: Our 10 favorite festival features

Outside Lands 2016

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Here are our 10 favorite features before the three-day music festival returns to Golden Gate Park.

Ra Ra Riot take their SF fans down memory lane

Ra Ra Riot

PHOTOS: The New York five-piece is now on tour to promote its new studio album, but not all of Ra Ra’s show at The Independent consisted of brand-new material.

Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem & Lionel Richie to headline Outside Lands 2016 lineup

Outside Lands 2016

After rumors swirled in early 2016, Radiohead will indeed return to headline the ninth edition of Outside Lands along with LCD Soundsystem and Lionel Richie.

SF Oysterfest gains steam as Edward Sharpe & company fizzle

FESTIVAL REVIEW: One ascending group took another step up the ladder, while a more established ensemble was missing a very important component.

WIN TICKETS: SF Oysterfest featuring Edward Sharpe, Poolside, Ra Ra Riot 5/10 (SAT)

WIN FREE FESTIVAL TICKETS: Are you ready for some pre-summer sunshine, tasty food options, Guinness and incredible live music on Saturday? Of course you are.

New Music Tuesday: Bad Religion • Toro y Moi • Ra Ra Riot • The Joy Formidable • Nosaj Thing • FIDLAR • The Growlers • Foxygen

Bad Religion - True North

Every Tuesday, we focus on new music releases by naming our top tracks, album highlights, lowlights and important takeaways for select albums.